University of Nebraska Medical Center
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with over 10 years of research experience in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, biomaterials, nanotechnology, micro-/nanofabrication, Bio-surfaces, formulations, drug delivery, and stem cell therapy.
Ombudsman of the Goethe University
Born 1941 in Innsbruck, grown up in Innsbruck, Landshut and Frankfurt, studied zoology, botany, biochemistry and philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt. 1966, Ph.D. at the Institute for Kinematic Cell Research on the spreading of epidermal cells in culture (supervisor: Prof. Dr. W. Kuhl), 1972, Habilitation on the dynamics of intermediary filaments (tonofilaments) in fish epidermal cells. 1972 Professor for Cell Biology, Goethe University Frankfurt. Research activities at the Johnson Foundation (Philadelphia), the Papanicolaou Cancer Res. Institute (Miami) and the Karolinska Institutet – Pathology (Stockholm). Research interests in cellular biophysics: Dynamics of mitochondria, metabolic changes in aging cells, cell locomotion, the interaction of glycolytic enzymes with the cytoskeleton (microcompartmentation), cell mechanics (acoustic microscopy) and mechanostimulation of cells, including microgravity. 1985-86 Dean of Biological Faculty, 2003-2006 Vice-President Goethe University. 2010-2014 head of a scientific research project on the mechanics of human tissues (jointly by the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Univ. of Applied Science, the Philipps University Marburg). Member of Editorial Boards: Cell Biology Reviews (1990 - 1993), Endocytobiology, Experimental Biology Online (1996-2000), Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics (2002-2013), Acta Medica (2004 -2013). Member of ESA advisory boards (Life Sciences; Future technology; Human space exploration). Co-Organizer of various Symposia, e.g. Cytocinema (Hradec Kralove), Cytomechanics (Stuttgart, 1985), FEBS Advanced Study Course on Supramolecular Organization of the Cytoplasm (Rostock, 1992), Tissue culture models in Dermatological Research (Bad Nauheim, 1992), Cytomechanics in Frankfurt 1994, in Jena 1996, in Saarbruecken, 1999; Acoustical Imaging 27 (Saarbrücken, 2003). Member of Peer review boards of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Medical Research Council London (MRC) and the European Space Agency (ESA), the Austrian Research Council and others. More than 200 publications in cell biology and applied cell biology (cell culture-based dialysis, transplantable skin equivalents).
Present state: Emeritus and Ombudsman of the Goethe University.
Charleston Area Medical Center
Dr. Chad Lavender is an orthopedic surgeon in Huntington, West Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cabell Huntington Hospital and Charleston Area Medical Center. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years.
During his ongoing career, Dr. Meena has mainly contributed to the identification and function of new human genes modulated by radiation ; Discovered a new signaling pathway after DNA damage ; Pointed out the link between the presence of stem cells, some of their genetic mutations, and the patient’s diagnosis and prognostic ; Identified genomic alterations in adult sickle cell anemia patients with stroke ; Developed new phytotherapeutic formulations against skin conditions ; Demonstrated the importance of various natural medicines in the prevention and/or treatment of diverse inflammatory-state and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) ; Contributed to the development and characterization of new nanomaterials ; Developed personalized translational medical strategies to diagnose and treat better and faster chronic pathologies. In 2009, Dr. Meena was named Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and R&D&I Executive Vice-President (EVP) for Fluorotronics, Inc, CA, USA, the leading company in Fluorine-Carbon Spectroscopy. Dr. Meena co-developed and applied this innovative green technology to Nanomedicine, Medicinal Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Oncology, Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences. Dr. Meena is currently Chief Editor of Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology (http://www.omicsonline.org/editorialboard-nanomedicine-nanotechnology-open-access.php), among his other involvements for the advancement of Medicine, Sciences, and Technology.
Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
she was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences and she has successfully accomplished all the requirements for the label “Doctor Europaeus” as stated in the UNIBO Internal regulation (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna). During the Ph.D., Tatiana Patrício had the opportunity to collaborate with multi-disciplinary partners (industrial and academic) with high reputation on bone regeneration approaches, and she developed research work in Fujifilm Europe B.V. (Tilburg, Netherlands), in Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy) and in Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands). Tatiana Patrício has participated in several national and European projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Portuguese National Innovation Agency, FP7, H2020, among others. Moreover, she has been attended numerous international conferences, as an oral speaker, and she is author or co-author of several scientific papers, chapters and co-author of 1 PPP and 1 MUT. At the beginning of 2018, she became a Ph.D. Integrated Researcher of the CDRSP-IPLeiria. Additionally, her main interest areas are synthesis and characterization of biomaterials, magnetic biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomedical devices for bone tissue regeneration, additive biomanufacturing, IDI projects, and industry
Military Institute of Science and Technology
Major Md. Ashrafuzzaman, born on Dec 1980. His B.Sc degree was in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, specializing in enzyme technology, at Khulna University. He is a Biomedical Engineer and awarded his Ph.D. in Drug Development and Biomaterials from the University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea. He brought up as a scientist in the field of medicine and biomaterials for medical applications in the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea. He had outstanding research results for the inhibition of neuro-diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. This was followed by a senior researcher position in the WithEL Chemicals Company Limited, Korea. Then he was commissioned in the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Bangladesh Army in the year 2014. He served as the head of the Biomedical Engineering Department of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) from 25-11-2014 to 12-04-2016. Currently, he is serving as an associate professor in the same department and guiding the postgraduate and graduate students with active supervision. He has published many research papers in different international journals and patented his research works as well. He is the vigorous member of the National Technical Committee for Medical Devices and Biosimilar products Guideline development and Chemical Society of Bangladesh. He has attended and presented papers in many international conferences, congress, seminars and workshops in several countries. He is enlisted as an expert for medical devices in the WHO medical devices list server. He is a reviewer for many journals in the field of clinical engineering, medical technology, healthcare, biotechnology, bioengineering, medicine, neurosciences, and medicinal chemistry and so on. He is fond of finding new research areas and traveling to meet peoples of the scientific arena around the globe.